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February 23, 2012

Jason Garrett disagrees with Hatcher, says the Cowboys have several leaders but could always use more like any team

Coach Jason Garrett didn't want to comment specifically on defensive end Jason Hatcher's now much chronicled contention that the Cowboys lack big-time leaders in the locker room.

Hatcher made his comments on 103.3 ESPN Radio last week.

Asked about a void in leadership at the NFL Scouting Combine, Garrett said have obvious that everyone knows, pointing to quarterback Tony Romo, tight end Jason Witten, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and nose tackle Jay Ratliff without saying their names.

"I don’t want to comment too much on what Hatch said, but we certainly have very good leadership on our team," Garrett said. "I don’t want to go into the names of the guys, but you know them. They set the pace for our football team and guys we wouldn’t trade for anybody. But like I said, the more of those kinds of guys that you have on your team, guys who get invested in what you’re doing, are willing to be the right example for their teammates, are willing to be the right example for everybody in the organization and make sure they hold everybody accountable to that standard, that’s a good thing. We have a lot of them now and we want more, just like every team in the league does."

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Cut that SCRUB Hatcher and any other Scrub who needs someone to get in his face to play their best

When you are UNMOTIVATED or UNTALENtED or HEARTLESS you NEED Someone To GET IN YOUR FACE

CUT and REPLACE any player that ever needs SOMEONE IN HIS FACE CAUSE IT IS AN EXCUSE FOR NOT PLAYING WELL......

EXCUSES & QUITERS are WHY this DEFENSE COLLAPSED in the 4TH QTR....

CUT THEM ALL

HATCHER, MARTY B, Oggletree etc etc

When you look at the fan comments you can see that we all have our own view of what leadership is. I'm sure it's the same for the players. In Hatcher's mind he needs someone to kick his butt to get him to play well. In Ratliff's mind he is never satisfied with his play and doesn't need anyone to remind him to play hard and focus.

Anyone who has played football knows the "us against them" mentality that can exist and is a good thing. At the professional level these guys shouldn't need that as much. To excuse them and still pay them millions is ridiculous.

Garrett is so full of it. He has leaders on that team? Yea right!! Why would a player on the team put that thought out there..with his name I might add..if it wasn't true?

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